David Talbot

David Talbot is a best-selling author, a book editor, and the founder and former editor-in-chief of the pioneering commentary site Salon.com. His latest book is “The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government,” which portrays the man who transformed the CIA into the most powerful — and secretive — colossus in Washington. Talbot, former features editor of the San Francisco Examiner, previously authored the national best-sellers “Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years” and “Season of the Witch.”


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